Legislative and corporate efforts to make reforms in the global financial system took place after the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009.

'Vicious Cycles' Continue To Go 'Round And 'Round: BIS

Five years into the most significant global financial crisis since the 1930s, the world's leaders have formulated neither the fiscal policies nor the monetary policies required to deal with it, according to the Bank for International Settlements' 82nd Annual Report, which was released Sunday.

FBI Launches Investigation Of JPMorgan Trading Losses

The FBI has opened a probe into trading losses at JPMorgan Chase & Co, stepping up the pressure on the bank after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Reserve said they were also looking into the wrong-way bets that led to the losses.

Romney Campaign Defends JP Morgan, Contradicting Obama

JPMorgan's massive $2 billion trading loss has spilled over into presidential politics, with presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney calling the disastrous trade as an example of the inherent risks of the free market.

JPMorgan Chase Rolls Out Prepaid Card To Recoup Lost Fees

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM), the largest and most profitable U.S. bank, will launch a reloadable prepaid card in its 5,541 branches this summer, aiming to attract new customers and recoup fees it has lost under recent regulatory changes.

China's Wen says bank monopoly must be broken: state media

China's state banks make money too easily and their monopoly on financial services has to be broken if cash-starved private enterprises are to get access to capital when they need it, state media cited Premier Wen Jiabao as saying on Tuesday.

More Trade, Still No Political Clout: An Expert's Take on the BRICS Summit

The BRICS nations met for a summit in New Delhi, where, among other subjects, they discussed the possible formation of a joint development bank, closer integration of their respective stock exchanges, energy security and ongoing tensions in the Middle East. But they still wield no power as a bloc, says an expert who has studied the BRICS phenomenon

Latino Voters Overwhelmingly Choose Obama: Poll

President Barack Obama would vastly outperform his Republican opponent among Latino voters -- a rapidly-growing voting bloc that could prove decisive in several swing states in 2012, according to a new Fox News Latino poll.



Arizona Republican Debate 2012: How Will Immigration Factor In?

Of all the issues likely to surface at Wednesday night's Republican debate in Arizona, immigration is a fairly safe bet. That's because Arizona has come to embody the GOP's approach to immigration, in 2010 passing a controversial immigration law that became the model for similar bills passed by Republican-controlled legislatures in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and Utah.
Bond Market

Bond Market Update: Rally in Corporates Disguises Churning, Convoluted Dynamic

A current rally in the sprawling $7.74 trillion field for corporate bonds, which are issued as debt by major American corporations, belies a great churning occurring just beneath the market's surface. Recently, Richard Prager, who heads the bond strategy desk at the world's largest asset management firm, put it succinctly: "Houston, we got a problem."
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Stocks Rebound on Greek Austerity Vote: Daily Markets Wrap

U.S. stocks bounced back Monday from Friday's biggest loss of the year as Greece's parliament passed the deeply unpopular austerity bill to secure international rescue funds. The strict financial reform includes a 22 percent cut to minimum wage and 150,000 public-sector job cuts. Rioters protesting the measures set fire to buildings in downtown Athens.
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Goldman Looks on the Bright Side of Volcker Rule

Wall Street has been lashing out against the Volcker rule since it was proposed, but a senior Goldman Sachs executive said on Wednesday the trading restriction might actually help the investment bank's profitability.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

Financial Regulation Has Momentum in 2012: Geithner

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner sounded a relatively cautious note on the state of capital markets regulation reform Thursday, detailing the work various branches of the federal executive have done, what the results had been so far, and what expectations he held for 2012.